Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tempering Chocolate Shortcut Using Cocoa Butter

Did you know that the high quality chocolate blocks you buy at the grocery store are already tempered? The only reason we home cooks temper at home is because when we need to melt the chocolates to remold and work with them, we melt them at a high enough temperature to bring the chocolates out […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

The 2011 Chinese New Year begins with blistery cold weather ( at least to us here in the south) and hopefully snow, an unusual treat for us Austinites. Here’s a fun indoor craft to do with your kids – mini lighted paper lantern: Make an origami cube or ball out of a square piece of […]

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